Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Martin Drew ’48

March 2013 We were all very thankful to Bishop Lynch for asking the Jesuits to set up a high school in Dallas since there was not one here for boys, only Ursuline for girls. This time was pre Vatican II and the Jesuits wore the Spanish black robe in all classes which I liked and I wish they did it...

John Sharpton ’64

I recall one thing in particular. Sophomore year, English class, Mr. Collins and everybody except Rudy Tovar, throwing spit balls. Someone hit Ed Piguet in the mouth with one and we all died laughing, including him. Anyway, it wasn't long before Fr. Rivoire came into the class after that as a religion teacher, slamming his books down on the...

John Buettner ’44

I am taking this method of communicating as the most convenient since I am afraid that I really have little to say. My wife, Cathy, says that expecting to get anything of value on events that took place 55 years ago from an 80-year-old man with a poor memory to begin with is an exercise in futility. As I guess...

Joe Leverette ’46

Jesuit High – The early years In August 1942 Dad took me to Jesuit to sign in. The 1st thing he said when we got out was, this was where he was to go to college at Dallas Univ. He received a football scholarship to attend but broke a leg that summer and lost out. He wanted me to do...

History of The Roundup and The Last Roundup 1940s

  The October 8, 1966, The Texas Catholic editorializes that “the first edition of The Roundup issued Nov. 24, 1942, can hardly be called ‘memorable.’ Devoted mainly to gossip and descriptions of various newly formed organizations, the whole affair would be considered a monstrous failure if published today by the present staff. But for the first attempt it was extremely well...

Jim Laura ’43

I was a nerd back then. I was the salutatorian. All I did was study and work. In fact, the only date I had was to the senior prom. My father was the sales manager for the 7-up bottling company. The war took a bunch of workers, so they hired some high school guys. We couldn't buy bottle caps during...

Jerry Durbin ’53

My fondest memory unfortunately is after the time Jesuit graduate Joe Lostetter was killed in Korea. The military sent an honor guard to Jesuit on Oak Lawn to conduct a memorial service in Joe's memory with his family members present and the student body attending I probably became a cheerleader to attract girls' attention. If we had an official moderator,...

Howard Davis ’60

"Yes boys, St.Valentine is a member of my Family Tree. My forbearers were from England, serving as Officer in the Colonies against the Rebels. And during one of the armed conflicts my Ancestor caught sight of a Rebel fleeing among the trees. He lifted his rifle, drew aim, cocked his piece, AND SUDDENLY THE REBEL’S HAT FLEW OFF AND...

David McGowan ’69

Just some random reminiscences: I think junior year was all about becoming seniors. Wow! Seniors got to punish freshmen for perceived insubordination; seniors got to use the senior doors, seniors were kings of the senior patio. Mostly, seniors had their own smoking lounge out by the handball courts. Actually I didn’t even smoke but the idea of a smoking lounge,...